Our Board

The PAIF has assembled a board comprised of members with demonstrated relationships across sectors, established professional profiles, leadership expertise and a commitment to improving the quality of life in the Pasadena/Altadena community.

Board of Directors

Pamela Huley

Tenia Muhammad

Elise Preston Mallory
Communications Liason

Patrice Marshall McKenzie
Board Member

Khalilah El-Amin
Board Member

NaShawn Bacon
Vice President

Janice Kenner
Financial Secretary

Jeane Ward
Board Member

Bonnie Sherman
Board Member

Yanique Johnson
Board Member

Jamelle Magee

Jacqueline Hogarth Henry
Chapter Liason

Sharron Ross Lemle
Board Member

Ashley Scott
Board Member

Qiana Charles
Board Member

Community Service

Is the cornerstone of our purpose. PAIF is committed to aligning with organizations that are on the forefront of building the next generation of community leaders in Pasadena.


Scholarships will be awarded in the following categories:

    • S.T.E.A.M. (2 Awards)
    • Social Justice/ Economic Development
    • Most Improved G.P.A.
    • Young African American Male
    • Overcoming the Odds

Community Programs

    • Career STEAMposium
    • MLK National Day of Service
    • Sister Chat
    • College Scholarship Workshop
    • Union Station Homeless Shelter

One Million Backpacks

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will promote the learning process by providing substantial support to students through AKA One Million Backpacks℠. Members will donate and distribute one million backpacks and related school supplies to students over a four year period.

The Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha will support this program by collecting and distributing 1,000 backpacks to students in our local community. We’re so excited to partner with Sydney Paige® to bring quality backpacks and school supplies to students in Northwest Pasadena. The mission of Sydney Paige® is to promote the importance of education and enrich the life of a child, while empowering those more fortunate to GIVE BACK. For every product they sell, another is donated to a student in need, with the goal of giving under-served children the tools and confidence they need to learn and thrive in school.

Help us reach our goal of donating 1000 backpacks + school supplies to local children in Pasadena!! Don’t need a backpack? No problem! You can also simply DONATE ONLY.

VISIT: SydneyPaigeInc.com
SELECT: AKA at check-out

PAIF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization